Overview:Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi - Voted the most popular Italian sportsman of the twentieth century, Fausto Angelo Coppi was the campionissimo - champion of cycling champions. The greatest cyclist of the immediate postwar years, Coppi's scandalous divorce and controversial death convulsed Italy in the 1950s and were still making headlines half a century later. In "Fallen Angel", William Fotheringham, author of the definitive biography of Tom Simpson, tells Coppi's story for the first time for an English-speaking audience. Coppi was the first man to win cycling's great double, the Tour de France and Tour of Italy in the same year - and he did it twice. He achieved mythical status for his crushing solo victories, world titles and world records. His epic rivalry with Gino Bartali divided Italian opinion for a decade. But his significance extends far beyond his sport. Coppi's divorce remains a landmark case in Italy's shift away from the church. In the 1950s, adultery in Italy was still a criminal offence, punishable by up to a year in prison. Coppi and his lover, the 'White Lady' Giulia Occhini, both married with children, were dragged from their beds in the middle of the night. They were excommunicated, and a clamorous legal battle followed. The 'White Lady' was forced to leave the country; Coppi himself died aged just forty, from malaria contracted during an insignificant race in Africa. "Fallen Angel" tells the story of Coppi's tragic life and death, of how a man who became the symbol of a nation's rebirth after the disasters of war died reviled and heartbroken. It is a unique portrait of Italy and Italian sport at a time of tumultuous social change.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725642-9780224074476. It was written by the following authors: William Fotheringham. Book Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi, which can be read online, published by the company: Vintage Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, True Stories, Sports Books. The book was published on 2009-06-04 00:00:00. It has 304 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 470 g. File for download Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi has PDF format and is called fallen-angel-the-passion-of-fausto-coppi.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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